My participation in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over the past several years has almost always included some kind of hand-stitching project. Most of my hand sewing used to happen on my train ride to work, but even though I'm not working anymore, there are still plenty of moments when I need some kind of handwork project.
My most recent hand-stitched project was the Orange Peel Rainbow quilt that I worked on from December, 2018 until August of this year. In October I started a new project, hand piecing Glorified 9-Patch blocks. My first blocks all feature yellow because that was our color of the month for October. I finished the 4th block last night.
My blocks will finish at 6". The 9-patch centers are machine pieced, then the curved background seams have been stitched by hand. The one change I am planning to make on future blocks is to cut my background pieces wider so that I can square them up after the hand piecing is done.
I'm planning to alternate light and dark background fabrics. It's time to figure out which colors will go with which background, then prep some more blocks for stitching. It helps so much to have something keeping my hands busy while we are watching the endless election coverage.
I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. I hope you are all staying well and getting lots of quilting done!
Julie in GA
The yellow and black look great together. Always nice to have a hand stitching project to work on.ReplyDelete
that is an ambitious projectReplyDelete
Those blocks look great and that is a good tip on the oversizing a little to trim it down after. You always have such great projects you are working on. Happy stitching.ReplyDelete
I love the look of those blocks! They'll be pretty in a rainbow of colors!ReplyDelete
Wonderful blocks! I too like to have hand stitching projects prepped and at the ready! Yellow with the dark background are GOOD looking!ReplyDelete
I've always loved this pattern, so I'll be looking forward to the progression of your new project!ReplyDelete
Your blocks look 3D to me. BeautifulReplyDelete
"Endless Election Coverage". You can say that again! At least the campaign commercials and robocalls have died. Now if all the lawn signage would be removed. Ha! Love your Glorified 9-Patches. Seems like a great RSC project! I started one of those with a guild class with Sharon Craig. Forgot all about it. Must locate it again.ReplyDelete
The commercials and robocalls are already starting back up here in GA since we have not one, but two U.S. Senate run-off elections in January.Delete
This is such a good way to tackle this block. I really like your idea of cutting the background pieces wider so you can square them up. Genius!ReplyDelete
These are just so beautiful and graceful...wonderful workReplyDelete
I have a curve ruler to make these blocks. It's on my project list. I'm looking forward to the day that project gets to the top of the list.ReplyDelete
These are going to be fun to watch. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!ReplyDelete
Those yellows are so luminous, the blocks really glow. Your RSC projects are always fun to watch come together.ReplyDelete
I love these blocks Julie! I’m a sucker for quilts with curves.ReplyDelete
I like to have hand work projects to work on after dinner or else I'd fall asleep right away. I've never tried hand piecing blocks, though. Maybe after I finish hand quilting the endless pile of tops. Those jewel tones on black will make for a gorgeous quilt.ReplyDelete